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Enid Lake - 4/21/2015

Water level 252.70 ft, rising 0.4 ft/day; 5.7 ft above rule curve Tuesday.   For water level information, call (662)563-4571 or check at http://155.76.244.230/offices/ed/edh/docs/bullet.txt for a table or http://155.76.244.230/offices/ed/edh/plots/enidplot.png for a graph.  The lake should rise from 235 ft March 1 to summer pool (250 ft) May 1.

 

The lake is rising quickly, muddying up the upper end and putting a damper on most fishing.  Recent weather has made fishing challenging.  Crappie have been scattered with the lake rising quickly and fronts moving through.  Most folks have either been slow trolling out from spawning areas or in the main lake.  Expect a late wave of crappie to hit the banks when the water level stabilizes.  Fish the backs of creeks or flats with cover 2 – 4 ft deep (boating or wading) with bright (black/chartreuse, orange/chartreuse, black/pink) jigs and/or minnows.  Catfish have been biting worms, stink bait, or cut bait on rod-and-reel or trotlines.  White bass are up the river and creeks; fish jigs, tailspinner lures, or small crankbaits.  There is no size or number limit on white bass.  Largemouth bass are in 1 – 4 ft of water where spinnerbaits, buzzbaits, or other search lures fished over flooded cover on flats or backs of coves should draw strikes.

 

The spillway had one gate open 1.0 ft (360 cfs) Tuesday.  Best luck down here has been for crappie on jigs and/or minnows or for catfish on natural baits.  White bass are in the spillway; fish jigs or small crankbaits.

 

Contact the COE office (662)563-4571 for accessible ramps at current water levels.

 

The daily limit for black bass (largemouth and spotted) is 7 fish, any size.

 

The daily creel limit for crappie on Enid Lake is 20 per person. Crappie must be over 12 inches.  Anglers fishing Enid Lake may use no more than 5 poles per person and no more than 2 hooks or lures per pole. There is a 50 crappie per boat limit for boats with 3 or more anglers. The 12 inch length limit does not apply to the reservoir spillway, but the spillway has a 20 crappie creel limit.



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